The purpose of this Blog

This blog is to detail my 43 years (1973 - 2016) with a 1928 Chevrolet tourer, affectionately called "The Red Chev".

The acquisition, restoration, improvements and my experiences over the years are covered in as much detail as I can remember.

Some of the later postings include car club outings and other vintage car items that I hope will be of interest to people.

If you have the time, scroll back to where it all began in 1973 and follow the journey so far.

Thanks for dropping by.

Regards Ray Dean


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Thursday, June 16, 2011

2011 - Picnic in the park

This posting is a late entry for April 2011, but I think it is worth putting in, even though it's out of the date sequence I am trying to follow.

It’s 10am on a wet and overcast Sunday morning at Pakenham racecourse after 25 to 30mm of rain the night before, and 300 vintage and classic cars and trucks have turned up for this now annual event.

This is an annual event organised by the DVHCC http://www.dvhcc.com.au/

Chev 4’s were well represented with about 20 Chevs from the 1920’s in a separate display.

The stars of the show were a 1914 Royal Mail, a 1918 490 roadster and Peter Lafranks nearly completed 1924 Roadster.

The rest of us were in our humble assortment of 26, 27 and 28 Chevs, but it’s always great to see a line up of Chev 4’s

One guy had driven his old blue 1928 from Portland about 240kms west of Melbourne to attend, and said he had a great run, sat on 45mph all the way, with the rain making the brakes a little hairy at times.

 It may have been wet, and the food vendor ran out of bacon and eggs, but a good day was had by all.

Below is a sample of the Chevs that were on display.














And last of all my own pride and joy





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